The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy

ri-tur-nee, tur-nee

Thanksgiving. Courtesy of the Chivers family.

My sister Molly greets her husband, a returnee from Afghanistan. Welcome home, Luke!

  1. a person who has returned, as from travels or a long absence.
  2. a person returning from overseas duty in the armed forces.

Origin: Americanism, 1940-45.

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